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Latitude: 52.3515 / 52°21'5"N
Longitude: -3.442 / 3°26'31"W
OS Eastings: 301876
OS Northings: 273578
OS Grid: SO018735
Mapcode National: GBR 9M.STG1
Mapcode Global: VH690.9556
Entry Name: Castell y Garn
Source ID: 735
Cadw Legacy ID: RD114
Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Category: Round cairn
Community: Abbey Cwmhir (Abaty Cwm-hir)
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument comprises the remains of a ring cairn of earth and stone, which probably dates to the Bronze Age (c. 2300 - 800 BC). The cairn occupies the highest point of Garn, at the junction of three fences. It consists of an unbroken ring c.1.2m wide and up to c.0.3m high, with an internal diameter of c.14m. It was reported in 1858 has having a ‘stone chest’ with human bones, but no cist is now in evidence. The site has suffered over the years both from robbing and from dumping of clearance stone.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric burial and ritual practices. The feature is an important relic of a prehistoric funerary and ritual landscape and retains significant archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of both intact ritual and burial deposits, together with environmental and structural evidence. Ring cairns may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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